Scripture Verse

I was blind, but now I see! John 9:25

Introduction

Words: Au­thor un­known. First ap­peared in A Col­lec­tion of Re­vi­val Hymns, Adapt­ed to Po­pu­lar Airs, 1844. Var­i­ants were pub­lished lat­er in Va­ri­ous Sal­va­tion Ar­my song books.

Music: Com­po­ser un­known (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Praise God for what He’s done for me!
Once I was blind, but now I see;
I on the brink of ruin fell,
Glory to God! I’m out of hell.

Refrain

And above the rest this note shall swell,
This note shall swell, This note shall swell,
And above the rest this note shall swell,
My Jesus has done all things well.

The Lord has pardoned all my sin,
And now to praise Him I’ll begin;
I never praised the Lord before,
But now I’ll praise Him more and more.

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I spurned His grace, I broke His laws,
But Jesus undertook my cause;
Bad as I was, He cleansed my soul,
Healed my disease, and made me whole.

Refrain

Praise God for what He’s done for us!
He’s turned our hearts to praise Him thus,
And now He cries, Go on, go on!
I’ll crown you when your work is done.

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